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Roli | Blocks

Description

Everyone can make music on BLOCKS, the most versatile music-making system ever made. BLOCKS is a modular music studio thatís for anyone ó from beginners who have never taken a music lesson to pros who want to shape sound in new ways. A powerful instrument thatís easy to pick up Music is a language that everyone understands but few people can speak. BLOCKS changes that. It lets you make music naturally through intuitive gestures on a touch-sensitive playing surface. Each individual Block fits in your hand or your pocket, and theyíre incredibly powerful. Just connect BLOCKS to NOISE, the free iOS app, and you have a wide array of sounds and effects to explore. Build as you grow BLOCKS introduces a new, modular way to make music. You can arrange your Blocks in many configurations to create kits that are perfect for you. The Blocks connect magnetically, so you simply add more Blocks to do more things. BLOCKS is a modular music studio that you build as your skills and interests grow. Start with the Lightpad Block The Lightpad Block is the center of the BLOCKS system. You make music through natural movements on the Blockís smooth, glowing, pressure-responsive surface. Drop beats and shape melodies by striking, sliding, and pressing your fingers on the surface. Illuminated grids help you find your notes. Light Trails guide you to learn musical gestures quickly. To get started on BLOCKS, all you need is a Lightpad Block and NOISE, the iOS app. Add lots of NOISE NOISE is the iOS app that powers BLOCKS. Itís free to download on iPhones and iPads. On NOISE you choose from over 100 sounds to play on your Lightpad Block. You also use the app to record loops ó so you can easily make a track. Everything works wirelessly. With NOISE, BLOCKS becomes as powerful as a professional-grade synthesizer. Explore Software The Live Block and Loop Block make it even easier to access the features you use most to make music. At the touch of a button you can record your beats, play them back, switch scales, play chords and arpeggios, and more. They connect to your Lightpad Block with a click, putting even more control at your fingertips. Explore Live and Loop Block BLOCKS is for everyone ó from beginners to world-renowned artists. World-renowned artists are creating custom soundpacks for BLOCKS, so you can build on the sounds they love. ROLI BLOCKS will democratize music production. Itís so intuitive and versatile. Iím always on the go, and BLOCKS is the most powerful mobile production tool Iíve ever used. Knees, tables, carseats, and lawns You can make music anywhere with BLOCKS. Play it on your knees, or play it on your kitchen counter. Take BLOCKS to the park. Each Block is lightweight and fits in your pocket, so you can carry them around as easily as a smartphone. Everything is wireless, so you donít even need cords. BLOCKS opens up a new world of music-making ó and a world of new places to make music. Share your music Music is social. Whatever made people want to create a drum circle around a fire or build a piano stool to seat two is still with us. NOISE.fm is a community that lets you share music made on NOISE, discover other music-makers, and collaborate with them. This means that BLOCKS and NOISE are a connected platform that lets you share your music with anyone.
BrandRoli
ModelBlocks
DeviceMisc
TypeDesktop
Engine TypeController
EngineController
Keys1
Key typeTouchpad
VelocityN/A
AftertouchN/A
MidiUSB, Bluetooth, Wifi
Extra infoNeeds an iPad with NOISE app
Produced:2016
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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